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  • Arts and Entertainment Management

    Bachelor's Degree in Arts and Entertainment Management

    Available Concentrations:

    • Dance
    • Media Studies
    • Theatre
    • Individually Designed

    Students with a passion for the arts and an interest in business will discover at Dean a career in Arts and Entertainment Management. 

    The B.A. in Arts and Entertainment Management at Dean College with a required concentration prepares students for a dynamic career combining business skills - management, planning, promotion and development in one of four areas, and marketing — with talents in arts and entertainment.

    Dean is the only undergraduate program of its kind in the Northeast, The Arts and Entertainment program features in-depth coursework in business of the arts, communications/public relations and the role of arts in society.

    Dean provides hands-on experience with semester-long internships at various arts organizations. Recent placements have ranged from the Boston Ballet to WGBH to the Providence Performing Arts Center.

    Course Sequence

    Arts and Entertainment Management

    CORE (43 credits) Credits
    ENG 111
    Composition
    3
    ENG 112
    Composition and Literature
    3
    SPC 101
    Communication Fundamentals
    3
    MTH 150
    Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning
    3
    BIO 180
    Human Biology
    4
    ART ELECTIVE
    Core Distribution Arts Elective
    3
    HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
    Humanities Elective
    3
    NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATH ELECTIVE
    Natural Sciences and Mathematics Elective
    3
    SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
    Social Sciences Elective
    3
    ENG 331
    Writing for the Arts and Entertainment World
    3
    COM 327
    Applied Professional Communication
    3
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    3
    MAJOR (39 credits) Credits
    AMGT 101
    The Arts and Entertainment World
    3
    AMGT 102
    Principles of Arts and Entertainment Management
    3
    AMGT 205
    Fundraising for Not-for-Profit Organizations
    3
    AMGT 203
    Arts and Entertainment Venue Management
    3
    AMGT 317
    Arts and Entertainment Law
    3
    AMGT 405
    Leading the Organization
    3
    AMGT 400
    Arts and Entertainment Management Internship
    3-15
    AMGT 401
    Arts and Entertainment Management Senior Seminar
    3
    ACCT 103
    Financial Accounting
    3
    ECO 150
    Principles of Economics
    3
    BUS 235
    Principles of Marketing
    3
    BUS 325
    Principles of Finance and Budgeting
    3
    BUS 337
    Organizational Behavior
    3
    DANCE CONCENTRATION (39 credits) Credits
    DAN 182
    Rhythmic Analysis
    3
    DAN 204
    Dance Composition I
    3
    DAN 201
    Dance History I - World Dance
    3
    DAN 301
    Dance History II - 20h Century Dance
    3
    LAS
    FOCUSED ELECTIVE
    3
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    3
    THEATRE CONCENTRATION (39 credits) Credits
    THA 111
    Introduction to Theatre
    3
    THA 131
    Technical Production 1
    3
    THA 231
    Basic Stage Management
    3
    THA 351
    History and Literature of Theatre 1
    3
    THA 352
    History and Literature of Theatre 2
    3
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    3
    MEDIA STUDIES CONCENTRATION (39 credits) Credits
    COM 121
    The Changing World of Communications: Mass, Social and Emerging Media
    3
    COM 125
    Introduction to Multimedia Production
    3
    LAS
    FOCUSED ELECTIVE
    3
    LAS
    FOCUSED ELECTIVE
    3
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    3
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    INDIVIDUAL DESIGNED CONCENTRATION (39 credits) Credits
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    3
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    TOTAL CREDITS: 121 Credits

    Motion pictures and television... performing arts... new media... museums. These creative industries, and others like them belong to one of the fastest-growing economic sectors in the United States and worldwide. The tremendous growth of these industries has created a need for professionals who can combine both management and leadership skills with a thorough understanding of art, entertainment and media sectors.
     
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